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The Greater Heritage

The official podcast of The Greater Heritage, a Bible teaching and Christian publishing ministry that equips Christians for an abundant life of service, personal spiritual growth and character development through the study of God’s Word. Tune in for Bible studies, sermons, Christian book reviews and more.

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S5, Ep. 1 - Creation’s Chorus and the Praise of the Prominent (Psalm 148:11-14)
Episode DescriptionPsalm 148:11-14 (KJV) - Kings of the earth, and all people; princes, and all judges of the earth: Both young men, and maidens; old men, and children:  Let them praise the name of the Lord: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven. He also exalteth the horn of his people, the praise of all his saints; even of the children of Israel, a people near unto him. Praise ye the Lord.In this podcast episode we look at Psalm 148. Known as the "Creation Chorus" this vivid and emotionally striking song teaches us the importance of praising God.We provide some background and context for the chapter, and discuss why it is particularity important for those in positions of prominence and influence to praise God.We also look at reasons for praising God, what it means to do so, and we examine an example from American history that shows us what it looks like when an entire society praises God.–Verses mentioned in this episode: Psalm 148:11-14, Rom. 8:20-22, Rev. 5:13, Phil. 2:9-10, Acts 4:12, Heb. 11:6, Ps. 150:6, Ps. 19:1, Jn. 1:3, Rom. 1:20, Rom. 2:11, Eph. 2:13, 1 Sam. 16:7.Intro and outro music provided by Five Minute Plan.Discover more podcast episodes like this one about praising God. Subscribe to our email list.Are you a Christian writer looking to publish? Learn more.
22:58 08/21/2022
S4, Ep. 17 - Chris Arnzen (Iron Sharpens Iron Radio) - TGH Speaker Series
For this podcast episode we sat down with Christian radio programming and advertising executive Chris Arnzen.Chris is the talk host of Iron Sharpens Iron Radio - a Christian radio broadcast that addresses a multitude of topics from a distinctly Reformed Christian worldview.Over the years, his career in Christian media, especially radio, has taken him all around the country interviewing various pastors, authors and other Christian personalities.His decades of broadcasting experience offered us a first hand glimpse into the Christian radio industry as we talked about the current and future state of Christian radio, advice for aspiring podcast and radio hosts and the importance of being a good steward of God's word through media.Learn about Iron Sharpens Iron Radio here.Contact Chris at ChrisArnzen@gmail.com. Follow him on: Facebook, and Twitter.Please consider making donation to Iron Sharpens Iron Radio here as they are in great need of support currently.–Intro and outro music provided by Five Minute Plan.Discover more podcast episodes like this one about Chris Arnzen and Iron Sharpens Iron Radio. Subscribe to our email list.Are you a Christian writer looking to publish? Learn more.
65:07 07/26/2022
S4, Ep. 16 - On Suffering with Dr. Mark Talbot (Wheaton College) - TGH Speaker Series
 For this podcast episode we sat down with Dr. Mark Talbot, associate professor of philosophy at Wheaton College and had an insightful and illuminating conversation about suffering and the Christian life. We also talked about the art of writing well, the intersection of Christianity and philosophy and more.Dr. Talbot hosts the When the Stars Disappear podcast, and is the author of the Suffering and the Christian Life series, including When the Stars Disappear and Give Me Understanding That I May Live.Learn about Dr. Mark Talbot here.Check out his books here. Listen to his podcast here.Learn about the Christian Scholars' Fund here - a great resource for aspiring authors!–Intro and outro music provided by Five Minute Plan.Discover more podcast episodes like this one about Christian Suffering. Subscribe to our email list.Are you a Christian writer looking to publish? Learn more.
52:53 06/30/2022
S4, Ep. 15 - Mark Robb (Child Evangelism Fellowship) – TGH Speaker Series
How do you design a well-run, effective and biblical Children’s ministry? Why is child evangelism so critical for the church? What kind of work is being done at the front lines and in our schools to lead children to Christ?In this episode of The Greater Heritage podcast we talk about all of this and more with Mark Robb, Local Director for Child Evangelism Fellowship’s East Central Florida Chapter.The importance of child evangelism cannot be stated enough. Today nearly 80% of American children are outside the walls of the local church, yet roughly 80% of people come to know Christ as their savior before the age of 14. This makes children's ministry at once the most neglected yet most fruitful branch of ministry.For 85 years CEF has been at the helm of child evangelism and helping bridge the gap between churches, communities and schools through their wonderful work and resources.For those unfamiliar, Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) is a Bible-centered organization composed of born-again believers whose purpose is to evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and to establish (disciple) them in the Word of God and in a local church for Christian living. In 2021 alone, CEF reached over 15M children for Christ!Learn more about CEF here.Learn more about CEF Florida here.Follow CEF on Facebook.–Intro and outro music provided by Five Minute Plan. Be sure to check them out!To discover more podcast episodes like this about Child Evangelism Fellowship, subscribe to our email list.Are you a Christian writer looking to publish? Learn more.
47:01 06/24/2022
S4, Ep. 14 - Clothed with Immortality (2 Corinthians 5:1-5)
Ever look in the mirror and realize that you've aged? Maybe your youth's supple features have given way to time's wrinkles? Or perhaps you're not quite as fast, quick witted or energetic as you used to be?At one time or another we've all had to come to grips with the realization that our bodies are finite. Sure, we're born strong and we tend to feel invincible when we're young, but even the young are not immune to the human body's fragility. Bones break on the sports field, bruises and cuts are the common battle scars of playground games and so on.Fact is, we're all aging, our bodies have limits and they won't last forever. As such, we all groan to be rid of our decaying bodies.However, if you know Jesus as your savior you don't merely groan because your mortal physical body ails you and you want to be rid of it, as the lost do. Rather, Christians groan for a bigger reason which Paul makes clear in the opening verses of 2 Corinthians 5.In this episode we look at Paul's statements about the afterlife in this passage, and learn how, as believers, we groan not just because our bodies age but because we desire to be clothed with our immortal heavenly body which will be eternal, and when Jesus comes back, physical - the culmination of everything God originally designed for us to be at creation. We will also see how the promise of our eternal body gives us a real and lively hope, inspires our witness, and enables us to live a life marked by fearlessness.–Intro and outro music provided by Five Minute Plan. Be sure to check them out!To discover more podcast episodes like this about the immortal body, subscribe to our email list.Are you a Christian writer looking to publish? Learn more.
18:56 05/30/2022
S4, Ep. 13 - How to Study the Past
There is a trend today in academic circles and among the general public that advocates for imposing moral judgements on the actions of those from the past.Those who espouse such an approach are easily offended by history, and they contort it to prove their own agendas.Such approaches to historical inquiry fail to study the past for the sake of the past, nor do they acknowledge that other time periods are very unlike our own. In this episode we break down tips on how individuals can better study history, including how we can be intentional about allowing the past to speak for the past, instead of trying to impose our own moral judgements on personalities and ideas from long ago without studying them for what they really were - people wrestling with questions that were important to their own specific time and place.–Intro and outro music provided by Five Minute Plan. Be sure to check them out!To discover more podcast episodes like this about how to study history, subscribe to our email list.Are you a Christian writer looking to publish? Learn more.
13:01 05/06/2022
S4, Ep. 12 - The Christian Code of Conduct (1 Peter 1:17)
And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear. (1 Peter 1:17, KJV)The Cambridge Dictionary defines a code of conduct as: A set of rules that members of an organization or people with a particular job or position must follow.Many companies and governments have codes of conduct, but did you know that Christians also have a code of conduct to follow?In this podcast episode we look at what Peter has to say about how Christians are to conduct themselves, including what the Christian code of conduct involves and practical advice on how believers can apply it to their own lives.–Verses in this episode: 1 Pet. 1:17, 1 Jn. 4:19, 1 Pet. 1:18-19, 1 Pet. 1:20-21, 1 Pet. 1:23-25, 2 Tim. 2:15Intro and outro music provided by Five Minute Plan. Be sure to check them out!Discover more podcast episodes like this about Christian conduct, subscribe to our email list.Are you a Christian writer looking to publish? Learn more.
18:29 04/19/2022
S4, Ep. 11 - Protecting Children (Matthew 18:5-6)
And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. (Matthew 18:5-6, KJV)God places tremendous value on children. They truly are precious in his sight. However, there are many alarming trends today that are leading Children into sin. In this episode we look at the challenges children are facing today, how they are being led to sin, what Jesus says about such things and how Christians are to respond. Ultimately, parents are to protect their children and raise them to be like Jesus, and it is up to all Christians to guard God’s institutions from those who seek to undermine them. No matter how difficult doing so may be, we can remain confident that it is not God’s will “that one of these little ones should perish.”–Verses mentioned in this episode: Matthew 18:5-6, Matthew 18:10, Matthew 18:14Intro and outro music provided by Five Minute Plan. Be sure to check them out!Discover more podcast episodes like this about protecting children, subscribe to our email list.Are you a Christian writer looking to publish? Learn more.
18:25 04/12/2022
S4, Ep. 10 - Miriam Huffman Rockness (The Lilias Trotter Legacy) – TGH Speaker Series
An Interview with Miriam Huffman Rockness of The Lilias Trotter LegacyIn this special episode of The Greater Heritage podcast we talk with author Miriam Huffman Rockness (Keep These Things (Doubleday), Home: God’s Design (Zondervan), and A Passion for the Impossible: The Life Of Lilias Trotter (Discovery House). Miriam also serves as a member of The Lilias Trotter Advisory Board, the governing body of The Lilias Trotter Legacy.Throughout the interview Miriam shares about the life, work and impact of Lilias Trotter (1853-1928) - a pioneering missionary to North Africa, prolific devotional writer and brilliant visual artist of the Victorian era.She also talks about The Lilias Trotter Legacy which strives to...Gather, preserve, and make accessible the written and artistic work of Lilias TrotterPresent to a global audience the thought, works, and life of Lilias TrotterUse the enduring legacy of Lilias Trotter to convey the light and love of Jesus to othersLastly, she gives candid firsthand advice for aspiring biographers, including discussions about creating timelines, transcribing sources and being aware that writing doesn't always come with a road map.It was our pleasure to interview Miriam and learn more about Lilias. Both of these women remind us that it is vital to believe in a work of art so much, and its impact for God, that you press forward with it regardless of the worldly success it may or may not bring.Episode Chapters0:49 Introductions4:08 About Lilias Trotter and the importance of her legacy17:12 Lilias Trotter's techniques for witnessing to Muslims23:53 Lilias Trotter's art28:26 Lilias Trotter's writing41:20 Advice for aspiring biographers58:50 About The Lilias Trotter Legacy1:11:20 Conclusion - Thoughts on how God works in our livesHelpful LinksAbout Lilias TrotterMany Beautiful Things trailer (a film about Lilias)Lilias Trotter Legacy: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter–To listen to more episodes like this interview about Lilias Trotter, subscribe. Are you a Christian writer looking to publish? Learn more.Intro and outro music provided by Five Minute Plan.
78:30 02/27/2022
S4, Ep. 9 - The Wisdom Pyramid: Feeding Your Soul in a Post-Truth World by Brett McCracken
Introduction In this episode of The Greater Heritage podcast we review The Wisdom Pyramid: Feeding Your Soul in a Post-Truth World by Brett McCracken and published by Crossway.Brett McCracken is a senior editor for The Gospel Coalition and the author of Uncomfortable; Hipster Christianity; and Gray Matters. He is an elder at Southlands Church Santa Ana where he lives with his wife Kira and two sons.Book ReviewThe Wisdom Pyramid comes highly recommended for its candid discussions about what technology is doing to our minds, relationships and well-being and for its Biblical attempt at synthesizing a framework that Christians can use to help them establish lives oriented towards proper priorities and based on proper foundations, i.e. wise living.Overall a challenging, thought-provoking and applicable read on wisdom.–To listen to more book reviews like this Gospel wisdom book review, subscribe.Are you a Christian writer looking to publish? Learn more.Intro and outro music provided by Five Minute Plan. Be sure to check them out!Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this review are solely those of the reviewer. They do not represent any endorsement from the publisher or retailer.
15:54 01/06/2022
S4, Ep. 8 - Can We Trust the Gospels? by Peter J. Williams
In this episode of The Greater Heritage podcast we review Can We Trust the Gospels? by Peter J. Williams and published by Crossway.Peter J. Williams (PhD, University of Cambridge) is the principal of Tyndale House and chair of the International Greek New Testament Project.In Can We Trust the Gospels? Peter Williams presents a concise but highly grounded and well-rounded study on the historical reliability of the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John).Many times, people can display concern about the accuracy of the translations and transmission of the Gospel narratives, and their historical reliability.Williams shows - through an engaging style, plenty of charts and meticulous yet wholly understandable research - that the Gospels can in fact be trusted.To do this, he looks at a wide variety of compelling topics, including details about the cultural, geographic, etymological and social specificity of the Gospels.He also examines what early contemporary secular sources had to say about Jesus and Christianity while also considering the history of translations, early manuscripts and more.Can We Trust the Gospels? is one of the best books we’ve reviewed in 2021. As a succinct yet thorough book defending the reliability of the Gospels it is perhaps unparalleled. Essential reading for all Christians and skeptics alike.–To listen to more book reviews like this Gospel apologetics book review, subscribe.Are you a Christian writer looking to publish? Learn more.Intro and outro music provided by Five Minute Plan. Be sure to check them out!Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this review are solely those of the reviewer. They do not represent any endorsement from the publisher or retailer.
18:42 12/31/2021
S4, Ep. 7 - Lead: 12 Gospel Principles for Leadership in the Church by Paul David Tripp
In this episode of The Greater Heritage podcast we review Lead: 12 Gospel Principles for Leadership in the Church by Paul David Tripp and published by Crossway.Dr. Paul David Tripp is a pastor, event speaker, and a best-selling and award-winning author. With more than 30 books and video series on Christian living, Paul’s driving passion is to connect the transforming power of Jesus Christ to everyday life.Lead is a wonderful book on leadership that stands out in a crowded genre as a refreshing, God-focused book on Biblical leadership.For its refreshing attention on the importance of hearts, attitudes, motivations and character as they each pertain to leadership, and for its tendency to go against the grain and present leadership Biblically in a character over performance mindset, Lead comes highly recommended as a general Biblical leadership book and especially as a ministry one. –To listen to more book reviews like this ministry leadership book review, subscribe.Are you a Christian writer looking to publish? Learn more.Intro and outro music provided by Five Minute Plan. Be sure to check them out!Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this review are solely those of the reviewer. They do not represent any endorsement from the publisher or retailer.
12:25 12/20/2021
S4, Ep. 6 - Joanne Hogg (Iona) – TGH Speaker Series
In this special episode of The Greater Heritage podcast we talk with singer-songwriter Joanne Hogg.“Jo” is a Northern Irish singer and songwriter, best known for her work as the lead singer and songwriter with the Celtic Christian progressive rock and pop band Iona. She has also worked on numerous solo projects, including most recently The Map Project Parts 1 & 2, and she is involved in various ministries as well.Throughout the episode, Jo shares about her early years as a missionary child, her transition from med-school to music and memorable highlights from her inspiring career.Other topics of interest include candid conversations on the importance of Biblical literacy, apologetics and advice for young musicians.Specifically, one of the biggest pieces of advice she gives for young artists is that they take responsibility for their choices instead of always trying to figure out what God wants them to do.As she states: “God is less concerned about which thing you choose. He’s more concerned about how your attitude is to other people and what your mindset is. Don't stress about the details that you think God might want you to do, because you don't have to change the world to validate your existence.”Throughout Jo also talks about how the recent pandemic caused her to confront what she really believed about Christianity.For her, this involved moving away from defining truth by emotional experiences, subjective feelings, and extra-Biblical revelations and instead learning truth solely from what God says in his word.Ultimately, Jo’s story illustrates how Christians need to be equipped to give a reason for the hope they have. (1 Pet. 3:15)Moreover, her insights encourage us to return to God’s word as the sole authority for our lives.–You can follow Jo via Bandcamp, email, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and on her website. To listen to more episodes like this Joanne Hogg interview, subscribe. Are you a Christian writer looking to publish? Learn more.Intro and outro music provided by Five Minute Plan.Song excerpts from the album Beyond These Shores (Murlough Bay, Edge of the World, Healing) © Copyright 1993 Word Records. Used with permission. Song excerpts from the album Journey Into The Morn (When I Survey) © Copyright 1994 Alliance Music. Used with permission. 
69:20 12/13/2021
S4, Ep. 5 - What's the Difference?: Manhood and Womanhood Defined According to the Bible by John Piper
In this episode of The Greater Heritage podcast we review What's the Difference?: Manhood and Womanhood Defined According to the Bible by John Piper and published by Crossway.John Piper is founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. He has authored numerous books.What does the Bible say about men and women? How are they to relate to one another? These are the subjects of this excellent primer on Biblical manhood and womanhood by John Piper.Throughout the book Piper provides compelling reasons and practical examples for why mature masculinity and femininity give men and women the greatest scope for natural, pure and mature expression. The book's greatest strength is that it sets in focus men and women's heart attitudes, general dispositions and intentions as the motivations from which the actions of Biblically mature masculinity and femininity spring.Because of this, men and women can act as God has designed them to act even in difficult situations and circumstances.For example, a man that is wheelchair bound can still be willing and act in way that is inclined to care for, provide and protect his wife even if he is physically unable to do so because he acts from a heart that desires to treat his wife as God has designed him to.Thus, What's the Difference also teaches that God’s glory is the object and reason for why Christian men and women are to relate to each other as God designed them to.We highly recommended the book as a concise but thorough treatment on complementary male and female relations from a balanced Biblical view that treats God as the object and reason for how Christians are to relate to the opposite sex.–To listen to more book reviews like this Biblical gender roles book review, subscribe.Are you a Christian writer looking to publish? Learn more.Intro and outro music provided by Five Minute Plan. Be sure to check them out!Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this review are solely those of the reviewer. They do not represent any endorsement from the publisher or retailer. Image © Copyright 2021 Crossway.
15:58 11/26/2021
S4, Ep. 4 - Crazy Busy: A (Mercifully) Short Book about a (Really) Big Problem by Kevin DeYoung
In this episode of The Greater Heritage podcast we present a Kevin DeYoung book review of Crazy Busy: A (Mercifully) Short Book about a (Really) Big Problem. The book is published by Crossway.Kevin DeYoung, PhD, is the senior pastor at Christ Covenant Church in Matthews, North Carolina, and associate professor of systematic theology at Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte. He and his wife, Trisha, have nine children.Are you overworked, overextended, overwhelmed, unable to say no to people or just plain busy all the time? Then this book is for you.Crazy Busy is a much needed panacea for individuals struggling with busyness. Kevin's narrative looks beyond the superficial and forces us to look in the mirror at the heart problems behind our tendency to want to do everything.The book also has insightful chapters on parenting, technology, ministry, and setting priorities and boundaries.Highly recommended. Its quick, concise, easy to read and filled with practical tips about overcoming the root causes of our preoccupation with being busy. Its a book we can all benefit from.–To listen to more book reviews like this Kevin DeYoung book review, subscribe.Are you a Christian writer looking to publish? Learn more.Intro and outro music provided by Five Minute Plan. Be sure to check them out!Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this review are solely those of the reviewer. They do not represent any endorsement from the publisher or retailer. Image © Copyright 2021 Crossway.
14:30 11/20/2021
S4, Ep. 3 - What Does It Mean to Hunger after Righteousness? (Matthew 5:6)
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. (Matthew 5:6, KJV)Do you hunger and thirst after righteousness? Do you know what it means to do so?What are the similarities and differences between earthly and spiritual hunger? What are the blessings that come from having a hunger for God?In this episode of The Greater Heritage podcast we unpack what it means to hunger and thirst after God.–Other verses mentioned in this episode: 2 Cor. 5:21, Jn. 4:14, Phil. 1:6, Phil. 2:13.Intro and outro music provided by Five Minute Plan. Be sure to check them out!To discover more podcast episodes like this about hunger for God, subscribe to our email list.Did you know that we offer a suite of publishing services to meet the needs of Christian authors? Learn more.
14:26 11/01/2021
S4, Ep. 2 - Not in Temples Made with Hands (Acts 17:24-25)
God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; -Acts 17:24-25 (KJV)In this episode of The Greater Heritage podcast we study reasons why Christians enjoy God’s presence and feel at peace when surrounded by his creation.Paul's sermon in Athens on Mars Hill teaches us why God's presence in creation brings peace to the Christian.First, God is uncontainable - he is everywhere. God cannot be confined to a specific place, nor do we have to go to certain locations to be with him.God is always with us and that's comforting.Second, even in a world tinged and scarred with sin, God is still Lord of heaven and earth.He still protects, upholds and cares for us by giving us a home and all things in a universe intelligently designed by him.Moreover and thirdly, God is Lord of heaven and earth and gives everyone life and breath. Human life is a precious gift from God.Lastly, God does not need our worship. Instead, he wants us to give him our adoration out of our love for him and he wants to love us in return.The next time you spend time with God in nature, bask in the glory of his love for you.–Intro and outro music provided by Five Minute Plan. Be sure to check them out!To discover more podcast episodes like this on God's presence, subscribe to our email list.Did you know that we offer a suite of publishing services to meet the needs of Christian authors? Learn more.
14:25 10/21/2021
S4, Ep. 1 - Is Jesus Your Stumbling Block or Your Cornerstone? (Matthew 11:6)
6) And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me. (Matthew 11:6, KJV)In this episode of The Greater Heritage podcast we learn why Jesus is a stumbling block to some and a cornerstone to others. We also consider reasons why some stumble at the words, doctrines and person of Jesus, while others do not.Lastly, we learn about how there is no such thing as a "half-way faith" - you either believe Jesus fully for your salvation or you do not.Ultimately, Jesus is either your stumbling block if you reject him, or he is the cornerstone of your life if you accept him and allow him bless you with life everlasting and forgiveness of your sins.-Verses featured in this episode: Matt. 11:6, Eph. 2:8, 1 Pet. 2:8, and Is. 8: 14-15.Intro and outro music provided by Five Minute Plan. Be sure to check them out!To discover more podcast episodes like this on Jesus the cornerstone, subscribe to our email list.Did you know that we offer a suite of publishing services to meet the needs of Christian authors? Learn more.
19:56 10/11/2021
S3, Ep. 15 - Why Is Jesus Called the Propitiation for Our Sins? (1 John 2:1-2)
My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. -John 2:1-2 (KJV)In this episode of The Greater Heritage podcast we learn why Jesus is called the propitiation for our sins, and what that means for believers.-Verses featured in this episode: 1 Jn. 2:1-2, Rom. 1:18, Rom. 5:8-9, 2 Cor. 5:21 and 2 Cor. 5:19.Intro and outro music provided by Five Minute Plan. Be sure to check them out!To discover more podcast episodes like this on Jesus the propitiation for our sins, subscribe to our email list.Did you know that we offer a suite of publishing services to meet the needs of Christian authors? Learn more.
19:51 10/01/2021
S3, Ep. 14 - An Abundance of Gifts (Genesis 9:3)
Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things. (Genesis 9:3, KJV)In this episode of The Greater Heritage podcast we reflect on the abundance of gifts that God has given us.He has given us a universe to explore, bodies to live in, people to connect and share the Gospel with, intelligence, emotions and most of all his son Jesus Christ who died for us and became the ultimate gift for all who believe on him through faith.Ultimately, all is God’s and it is our charge to glorify him and thank him for the abundance of gifts he has so lovingly lavished upon us.-Verses featured in this episode: Gen. 9:3, 1 Tim. 6:17, Matt. 10:31, Lk. 12:28, and Jas. 1:5.Intro and outro music provided by Five Minute Plan. Be sure to check them out!To discover more episodes like this on God's Gifts, subscribe to our email list.Did you know that we offer a suite of publishing services to meet the needs of Christian authors? Learn more.
12:18 09/11/2021
S3, Ep. 13 - Dr. Janice L. Supplee (Cedarville University) – TGH Speaker Series
In this special episode of The Greater Heritage podcast we talk with Dr. Janice L. Supplee, Vice President for Marketing and Communications and Dean of Graduate Studies at The Graduate School at Cedarville University.Cedarville University is truly a special place. The university is committed to Biblical authority and to the academic and spiritual well-being of its students.Enrolled students enjoy a robust slate of accredited degree programs, plenteous financial aid opportunities, and wide-ranging student activities.Moreover, Cedarville's faculty and staff honor the Biblical upbringing of students while at the same time transforming them into informed thinkers, decision makers and servants of Christ. Thanks again to Dr. Supplee and her team for coming alongside us to share all the great things going on at Cedarville University. Go Yellow Jackets! About Cedarville UniversityCedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist university of arts, sciences, professional, and graduate programs located in the village of Cedarville, Ohio. Its mission is to "transform lives through excellent education and intentional discipleship in submission to biblical authority."For 130+ years, Cedarville has stood “For the Word of God and the Testimony of Jesus Christ." You can find and follow Cedarville University on the web, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.-To discover more content like this Christian university interview, subscribe to our email list.Intro and outro music provided by Five Minute Plan. Be sure to check them out!All images in this post have been used with permission.
29:48 08/17/2021
S3, Ep. 12 - Nathan Walter (The Well Ministry) - TGH Speaker Series
In this special episode of The Greater Heritage podcast we sit down with Pastor Nathan Walter of The Well Ministry and discuss ways to be successful in ministry.Allow God to work and move. Stay humble. As Pastor Walter says, "If we let God move, we will see the things happen that we don't think happen anymore."Rely solely on the word of God and its power to drive ministry. God's word stands on its own, it is sufficient, it still works.Identify and be aware of what is going on outside your church/ministry as it pertains to your congregation/audience. You have to make sure everyone is on the same page theologically and don't assume everyone knows the Bible correctly.Christian maturity is a hallmark of being a successful minister. This always involves growth which at times can be hard. However, trials make us more able to relate to those we serve, and also strengthen our faith in God.About The Well MinistryBased in Merritt Island, Florida, The Well Ministry's vision is to encourage current believers, and those who are to come, to walk in the power and authority that has been given to them through Jesus’s death, resurrection and gift of the Holy Spirit. They also want to create an environment that fosters the spiritual growth of the individual through the strengthening of the family of believers.  You can find and follow The Well Ministry on the web, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and Spotify.-To discover more content like this ministry interview, subscribe to our email list.Intro and outro music provided by Five Minute Plan. Be sure to check them out!
35:32 07/22/2021
S3, Ep. 11 - With A Mighty Triumph! by Rhett P. Dodson
In this episode of The Greater Heritage podcast we present a Rhett Dodson book review of With A Mighty Triumph!: Christ’s Resurrection and Ours. The book is published by Banner of Truth.Rhett P. Dodson is pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church in Hudson, Ohio. He is the author of Every Promise of Your Word: The Gospel According to Joshua and Marching to Zion: Ancient Psalms for Modern Pilgrims.–The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the hinge upon which Christianity rests. Without it God’s Word and system mean nothing.It is vital then that we be taught clearly the important implications of Jesus’s resurrection.Dodson, in this short but no less rich book, does just that. In it, he mines the treasures of Paul’s resurrection theology given in 1 Corinthians 15.He teaches readers in a clear and understandable manner the importance of the resurrection while also showing the many errors of rejecting Jesus’s resurrection.Highlights include discussions on ways to live a “resurrection shaped life,” a wonderfully thorough outlining of what believers resurrected bodies will be like when Jesus returns, and most importantly, reasons for why Jesus’s resurrection is to be the galvanizing force behind our joy and eternal hope.A great book about an important topic and written by a sound pastor.Highly recommend, especially as a primer on resurrection theology.–To discover more book reviews like this Rhett Dodson book review, subscribe to our email list.Intro and outro music provided by Five Minute Plan. Be sure to check them out!Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this review are solely those of the reviewer. They do not represent any endorsement from the publisher or retailer. Image © Copyright 2021 Banner of Truth. 
15:09 07/19/2021
S3, Ep.10 - God’s Field, God’s Building (1 Corinthians 3:9)
For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building.  1 Corinthians 3:9 (KJV)Have you ever wondered how God defines the local church?God's local church is described in 1 Corinthians 3:9 as his field and building.In this episode of The Greater Heritage podcast we look at both of these definitions and learn what they mean for church members.–To discover more episodes like this one on God’s local church, subscribe to our email list.Verses featured in this episode: 1 Corinthians 3:6-9.Intro and outro music provided by Five Minute Plan. Be sure to check them out!
12:15 07/12/2021
S3, Ep. 9 - Searching Our Hearts in Difficult Times by John Owen
In this episode of The Greater Heritage podcast we present a John Owen book review of Searching Our Hearts in Difficult Times. The book is published by Banner of Truth and is part of their exceptional Puritan Paperbacks series which recently celebrated its 60th anniversary.John Owen (1616-83) was an English Puritan Nonconformist minister, theologian and writer. He was chaplain to Oliver Cromwell, vice chancellor of Oxford, and dean of Christ Church Cathedral. Many regard him as one of the greatest seventeenth-century English theologians.The sermons in Searching Our Hearts in Difficult Times were written during a time of great spiritual decline in the Colonies and in England.It was a time not altogether different from our own; a time when Gospel truths needed to be communicated to the hearts of not just individuals but to entire nations.As such, Owen wrote many of the sermons throughout the book in order to prevent and cure the spiritual decay rampant in his congregations and in England.They are pastoral, expository and applicable. Topics include overcoming sin, using faith to press on in hard times and the importance of taking God's warnings seriously.Searching Our Hearts in Difficult Times is at once deeply convicting and thought provoking.Don't let its modest size fool you, this humble tome is jam-packed with rich theology and comes highly recommended.-To discover more book reviews like this John Owen book review, subscribe to our email list.Intro and outro music provided by Five Minute Plan. Be sure to check them out!Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this review are solely those of the reviewer. They do not represent any endorsement from the publisher or retailer. Image © Copyright 2021 Banner of Truth.
20:07 07/10/2021
S3, Ep. 8 - Lessons from the Anointing at Bethany
In this episode of The Greater Heritage podcast we look at one of the most famous events in the Gospels: Mary Magdalene’s anointing of Jesus at Bethany.Through our study we see how the Disciples, and especially Judas Iscariot, react to Mary’s act of devotion, which teaches us the importance of being aware that bad things can happen even in good circumstances, and how we must let that fact increase our resolve to serve God all the more.We also discuss Mary’s actions, and how they mattered to Jesus despite being "abnormal" when compared to the social norms and expectations of the time.Thus we learn that all ministry matters. In fact, regardless of what others will think, our Christian service will never fail as long as we focus on Jesus.Lastly, we consider the deep personal and financial costs Mary endured as a result of her use of priceless ointment to anoint Jesus.This teaches us that there are costs associated with serving Jesus, but that such costs are always appreciated by him.Also included in the lesson is a brief survey of the village of Bethany, including its geographic significance and many asides into the culture of the day that give a well-rounded view of the account.To discover more podcast episodes and Bible studies like this one on the anointing at Bethany, subscribe to our email list.Verses featured in this episode: Matthew 26:6-13, Mark 14:3-9 and John 12:1-8.Intro and outro music provided by Five Minute Plan. Be sure to check them out!
18:35 07/07/2021
S3, Ep.7 - Ode to Fellow Heroes of the Faith
O my soul, thou hast said unto the Lord, Thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee; But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight. Psalm 16:2-3 (KJV)We make much ado about heroes today. In fact, it is as if we live in a world where everyone wants to be recognized as a hero.Signs abound all over that say things like “Not all superheroes wear capes,” and “Heroes work here.”While its perfectly fine to respect and honor others, sometimes we can take things a little too far.To that point, much of those in contemporary culture think of themselves as heroes, citing just about any activity as evidence to underwrite their heroic stature.Again, its not wrong to look up to others, but who can Christians look to as their heroes?According to David, it was the saints that were in the earth and the excellent that he was most delighted with. Fellow Christians were his heroes.In this episode of The Greater Heritage podcast we’re going to learn why, ultimately, Christians can consider each other heroes in a far more meaningful and profound way then they would those who are not believers.To discover more podcast episodes like this one on heroes of the faith, subscribe to our email list.Verses featured in this episode: Ps. 16:2-3, Rom. 12:3, 1 Cor. 1:31, Ps. 119:63, and Ps. 101:6.Intro and outro music provided by Five Minute Plan. Be sure to check them out!
14:22 07/05/2021
S3, Ep. 6 - Finding the Common Ground
For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen. -Romans 11:36 (KJV)One of the fundamental attributes of discourse, dialog, and debate is that we do not always share the same beliefs with those with whom we are speaking with.While this is a basic truth for the witnessing Christian, today Christians must come to understand this fact in a much more nuanced and fine-tuned way than their ancestors because God has been largely forgotten in the Western world.However, we must not fall into the trap of thinking that we have no common ground with those with whom we are witnessing to. Just because there is no universal acknowledgement of God in the West today does not mean that common ground has been lost between Christians and non-believers.In this episode of The Greater Heritage podcast we look at what the common ground between Christians and non-believers is. We also consider practical advice on how to engage with non-believers in a world where God has been largely forgotten.To discover more podcast episodes like this one on finding the common ground, subscribe to our email list.Intro and outro music provided by Five Minute Plan. Be sure to check them out!
13:49 07/04/2021
S3, Ep. 5 - The Bible Exposition Commentary, 6 Volume Set by Warren W. Wiersbe
IntroductionIn this episode of The Greater Heritage podcast we present a Warren Wiersbe book review of The Bible Exposition Commentary, 6 Volume Set. The set is published by David C. Cook and available at Chrsitianbook.Warren W. Wiersbe was a well known international Bible conference teacher with a heart for missions and a former pastor of Moody Church in Chicago. He served for ten years as General Director and Bible Teacher for Back to the Bible. Dr. Wiersbe authored more than 80 books, including the best-selling "BE" series. He was known as a "pastors' pastor," and his speaking, writing and radio ministries brought new understanding of the truths of God's Word to people around the world.To follow is an abbreviated review, for a more detailed review please listen to the full episode above.Abbreviated ReviewIts rare to be able to pick up a Bible commentary set and walk away in a relatively short time with a thorough understanding about passages of scripture. Usually commentaries are too brief or far too in depth.However, The Bible Exposition Commentary hits the sweet spot between those extremes, making it one of the most versatile Bible commentary sets around.I really can't think of anyone who wouldn't benefit from having it on their shelf.What also makes this set shine is its pastoral approach. Each commentary contains numerous asides from Warren, illustrations and sermon ready expositions.This makes the set immensely valuable for sermon and Sunday school lesson preparation. Its also nice to see that Warren was not afraid to share his views. It further complements his conversational and approachable style throughout.While I have not read every part of the set, which is how it is for all commentary sets I review, it airs on the conservative side of Biblical scholarship, and is highly theologically sound throughout which is, above all else, the most essential factor in determining the worth of commentary sets.In terms of cost, if you wait you can often find the set on sale, especially around the holidays, for around $40 to $50 which is a huge bargain.ConclusionThe Bible Exposition Commentary is one of the most versatile, and accessible commentary sets around. Its sound as well.Overall, it is the perfect set for lay ministers, Sunday school teachers and those looking for a nice compliment or step up from a study Bible yet who do not want to wade into overly complex theological territory.Ultimately, an indispensable, practical resource for all levels of readers. Highly recommended!To discover more book reviews like this one, be sure to subscribe to our email list.Intro and outro music provided by Five Minute Plan. Be sure to check them out!Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this review are solely those of the reviewer. They do not represent any endorsement from the publisher or retailer.
10:03 04/13/2021
S3, Ep. 4 - Show Me Your Glory by Steven Lawson
IntroductionIn this episode of The Greater Heritage podcast we present a Steven Lawson book review of Show Me Your Glory: Understanding the Majestic Splendor of God. The book is published by Reformation Trust Publishing.Dr. Steven J. Lawson is President and founder of OnePassion Ministries, a ministry designed to equip biblical expositors to bring about a new reformation in the church. Dr. Lawson hosts The Institute for Expository Preaching in cities around the world. Dr. Lawson is also a Teaching Fellow for Ligonier Ministries, where he serves on its board. Moreover, he is Professor of Preaching and oversees the Doctor of Ministry program at The Master’s Seminary, where he also serves on its board.Steven Lawson Book ReviewIn this primer on the attributes of God, Dr. Lawson reinforces the importance of knowing who God is.It is modeled after the passage in Exodus when Moses asked God to show him His glory. (Exo. 33:18)I watched a Q&A with Ligonier Ministries once where Dr. Lawson was asked what most informs a person’s theology.His response was that our understanding and knowledge of God is what informs our theology the most.He was spot on. Knowing God is the most important thing that Christians can do to grow in Christ.That means studying who God is from His own revelation in scripture alone.Dr. Lawson’s book is one of the more dense (though not in the academic sense) on the subject of God’s attributes that I own.Throughout its nearly 300 pages, Steven presents subjects including God's glory, wisdom, goodness, truthfulness, holiness, love, grace, wrath and many others.There is a lot of content in this book. That’s both good and bad.It is probably best to be read in bits and pieces than in one sitting, because Lawson writes in short sentences a lot, which I found made it a little hard to get through. Not to mention the book's plethora of content.Nevertheless, he is very clear in what he writes, plus everything in this book is saturated with scripture which is awesome, and though it might not appeal as much to non-Calvinist readers it it still worth picking up for the shear breadth of its content.Ultimately, the book absolutely shines as a reference work.For example, Show Me Your Glory would be a great resource whenever someone has a question about God's character traits.ConclusionDespite being a little hard to read for long stretches of time, we recommend Show Me Your Glory for the shear depth of its content and for its adherence to the Bible.It comes especially recommended as a nice general index on the attributes of God, and one that would be a great aid to ministers, teachers and students.Intro and outro music provided by Five Minute Plan. Be sure to check them out!Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this review are solely those of the reviewer. They do not represent any endorsement from the publisher.
10:32 03/18/2021